I personally understand this. I suffer from Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Dysautonomia. Each year I have multiple hospital visits for health and the final straw was in October 2017 after a weeks hospital submission and being towns away from family, I promised myself "I will do anything to avoid ever having that pain again". Although a lot of pain and suffering is from my medical condition. I can ensure that I become aware of my body, the underlying stresses and make changes in my daily living to counteract any pain-generating effects.
When treating my clients I may find a trigger point in a muscle, treat it successfully and relive the clients pain. However, the root cause still has not been found. It is important to find out why that muscle has become stressed - that is what caused the it to create the trigger point in the first place.
Just as with your car, if you neglect your body you'll wind up with major, and often very expensive problems. Keep your car and your body well maintained and they'll give you years of excellent, trouble-free service.
You see your doctor, or other healthcare providers only occasionally and when you do, it is only for a brief visit. I tell my clients that an hour appointment with me is only 4% of your day. The rest of the time you are on your own. Only you can decide how much water you will drink, whether and how much you work, play and sleep. Those choices and responsibility are yours, and yours alone.
You, and you alone, live in your body and you alone are responsible for its daily care and upkeep.
Whatever we do repeatedly determines which muscles we chronically tighten or lengthen, and therefore our postural distortions and the resultant pain. You will soon start to notice that even apparently harmless activities, like sitting, if done in excess can cause potential distortion and pain.
This is why when you visit me for your Remedial Massage appointment, your session includes a consultation and we also discuss either some strengthening or stretches for you to do as part of your treatment. We then start a treatment program for you and check in on your progress at the start of each session.
If you would like visit to have a Remedial Massage, I can assist you to feel the difference reducing your muscle tightness and increasing range of motion, after that you will be given tools for you to reduce or eliminate your musculoskeltal pain.